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Archive for April 5th, 2013

Smiling Jesus #7/2013

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I recently saw a story about an artist who drew a series of pictures of Jesus laughing and smiling. The person circulating the story on-line said that a laughing, smiling Jesus was a concept he “had never considered”. How sad, I thought. However, on further reflection, I realized that I could only recall one time that I ever saw a picture of Jesus smiling. It was a huge painting that was displayed on a stage during a lecture I attended. I could hardly take my eyes off of His gleaming teeth and smiling eyes. I don’t remember one word from the lecture, but I never forgot the painting.

 You see, I too had fallen into the habit of picturing Jesus as sad and suffering on the cross; forgetting the great joy, love and peace with which He lived His life. Can you imagine what it must have been like to be around Him?!!! Receiving that email reminded me that being spiritual – being more like Jesus – is not a serious affair. It’s a joyous one.

 Let your spirit soar!
Paula

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